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Digital Sciences BA & BS Program Updates for Fall 2012

Posted Mar. 29, 2012

It is important to update the curriculum of any program on a regular basis, and in a rapidly changing area like digital sciences, keeping up to date is particularly important.  Though the Fall 2012 Undergraduate Catalog will not go online until June 2012, this news item summarizes the Fall 2012 programmatic changes to the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Sciences in Digital Sciences to give our students early notice of the changes to expect.

Since we do feel that these changes will result in a stronger degree, students under the Fall 2011 Undergraduate Catalog might want to switch to the new catalog.  To evaluate the impact this change would have on you, just contact our Undergraduate Advisor!

 

Fall 2012 changes to both the BA and BS programs:

(1) MIS 24053 Introduction to Computer Applications will replace TECH 10001 Information Technology  as a major requirement

(2) TECH 10001 Information Technology will count as an Advisor-Approved Elective in Digital Sciences or Related Area and will be recommended for students who feel unprepared for MIS 24053 Introduction to Computer Applications

(3) MIS 24065 Web Programming will replace MIS 44045 Information Systems Management  as a major requirement

These changes will give our students an increased emphasis on data organization and manipulation (MIS 24053) and web programming (MIS 24065) and will complement existing material on web design (DSCI 10310), information management (DSCI 24410), and database systems (DSCI 44043).

 

Fall 2012 changes to the BS concentration in Digital Systems Analysis:

(1) MIS 34068 Systems Analysis and Design will replace MIS 34065 Quality Assurance

(2) MIS 44045 Information Systems Management (formerly a major program requirement) will move to a concentration requirement for this concentration and will replace MIS 34036 Large Systems Technology

 

Fall 2012 changes to the BS concentration in Digital Systems Management and Consulting:

(1) DSCI 15310 Computational Thinking and Programming will replace DSCI 23310 Human-Computer Interaction

(2) MIS 44062 Supply Chain Management will replace MIS 34162 Managing Healthcare Systems Operations

(3) MIS 44045 Information Systems Management (formerly a major program requirement) will move to a concentration requirement for this concentration and will replace MIS 34036 Large Systems Technology

 

Fall 2012 changes to the BS concentration in Enterprise Architecture:

(1) CS 23021 CS I: Programming and Problem Solving has been renumbered to CS 13001

(2) CS 33001 CS II: Data Structures and Abstraction has been renumbered to CS 23001

 

Fall 2012 changes to the BS concentration in Digital Systems Software Development:

(1) CS 23021 CS I: Programming and Problem Solving has been renumbered to CS 13001

(2) CS 33001 CS II: Data Structures and Abstraction has been renumbered to CS 23001

(3) CS 43901 Software Engineering has been renumbered to CS 33901

 

Fall 2012 changes to the BS concentration in Digital Science Cognition and Communication:

No changes!

 

Fall 2012 changes to the BS concentration in Digital Systems Telecommunication Networks:

(1)  TECH 26301 Networking Hardware I replaces COMT 36330 Local Area Network Security Fundamentals

(2) TECH 36302 Networking Hardware II replaces COMT 46311 Technology of Networking

(3) TECH 46312 Wireless Network and Telecommunication Systems replaces TECH 33010 Computer Hardware

(4) TECH 46330 Visual Basic Programming in Engineering Technology replaces TECH 47200 Systems Engineering

(5) TECH 46350 Network Management and Design Technology replaces TECH 33016 PC/Network Engineering and Troubleshooting

These changes are more substantial: a new set of courses, designed with digital sciences in mind, completely replace the previous set of courses.  Students currently in this concentration are strongly urged to contact our Undergraduate Advisor, switch to the Fall 2012 catalog and start registering for this new set of courses as soon as they are offered.